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The purpose of this glossary is to explain the most frequently used terms on the Urbantz platform. After reading this article, you should be a little bit more familiar with the commonly used terms.
List of terms
- Announcement: An announcement is a bulk creation of tasks to be managed in Urbantz, holding all the necessary details of the delivery.
- API: An API (Application Programming Interface) allows different systems to communicate with each other. Urbantz has built a rest API that uses the JSON format to exchange data. You can use our API to push your tasks in Urbantz from your IT systems.
- Fleet: The fleet is the list of types of vehicle you use in your activities.
- Flow: A flow is a representation of your logistic operational process. This is where you can define the delivery or pick-up requirements for the drivers, the geocoding rules, the field mapping to integrate the tasks by file and the webhooks.
- Hub: A hub is a location from where the drivers can start/finish their rounds.
- Item: An item is a physical object you have to deliver or pick-up. It can be a pallet, a box, a crate, etc. An item can have a barcode, a name, a description, etc.
- Metadata: Metadata contains custom information that you can add on tasks, items or rounds. They can be defined based on your specific requirements.
- Platform: A platform is your URBANTZ working environment. It will allow you to manage all your activities. This is where we will define hubs, senders, flows, and it is also where you will monitor the progress of your logistics operations in real-time.
- Round: A list of tasks that need to be delivered/picked up by a driver in a specific order (sequence).
- Sender: A sender is the announcer of the task. This is a company that is the owner of the order of the recipient. If you are a carrier you can have several senders. If you are a retailer you will be the sender.
- Task: A task is an activity that you have to do for a customer at a location, on a day in a time window. It can be a delivery or a pick-up. A task has an address, a time window, the recipient information, etc. A task contains one on more items.